You’re all familiar with this friendly, pantsless, honey addict, right?

Winnie the Pooh.

Well, what if we told you that everything you thought you knew about Winnie the Pooh was a LIE?


According to a new book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, the semiliterate bear is actually NOT British. She's Canadian.

Pooh was based on a real-life black bear cub purchased by a Canadian vet from a trapper in 1914.

The vet named the bear Winnie after his native Winnipeg. He brought the bear with him to England, where Winnie served as a mascot for his regiment. (No word on Piglet.)

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